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Maps not working with LiMOD?

Discussion in 'LithiumMod' started by Sorrows, Aug 16, 2010.

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    I just noticed today that when I go into my Maps it won't load anything (well, now it actually just FCs repeatedly). I don't think it's Lithium MOD, because it worked for me on a different theme, but I haven't seen it work since I flashed the Gala Theme.
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    Had same issues when I was running Lithium mod and the Gala theme not sure what the issue is with the themed one but you can go into terminal and in the allinone script you can delete the maps and re install it through the market.

    That worked for me. Wont be the themed icon though
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    I tried deleting maps w/ TE, but was unsuccessful. If I click on "my location" maps won't show it. Says waiting for location, but the gps icon doesn't popup so nothing happens.

    If I clicked on "directions" it showed my starting location, but nothing else happened and it force closed. Just now I cleared data and it just shows a map of the US and won't show my location, nor will the directions work.

    I'm using gala theme as well

    I select the option to uninstall maps and get:

    rm failed for /system/app/maps.apk, read only file system
    [1] killed pm uninstall ${2}
    /system/xbin/allinone: cannot create /dev/nul: permission denied
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    I had the same problem with the Gala theme. Love the theme, but man it's a pain with some of these apps. I had similar problems with facebook and twitter so here's what I did.

    Using root explorer, I went to system/app and then copied the facebook.apk, twitter.apk and maps.apk to the sdcard (just to cover my ass in case something screwed up!), then I went back to system/app and deleted those apks. THEN I went and re-downloaded them from the market and everything seems fine now. I lost the custom maps icon from Gala but I'd rather have working maps. :)
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    I had the same problem with the Gala theme. Love the theme, but man it's a pain with some of these apps. I had similar problems with facebook and twitter so here's what I did.

    Using root explorer, I went to system/app and then copied the facebook.apk, twitter.apk and maps.apk to the sdcard (just to cover my ass in case something screwed up!), then I went back to system/app and deleted those apks. THEN I went and re-downloaded them from the market and everything seems fine now. I lost the custom maps icon from Gala but I'd rather have working maps. :)
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    I had the same exact problem with limod red glass. Removing and reinstalling maps is what you have to do.

    Ill be home in a few ill post the instructions in a few.

    Sent from my Moto Droid using Tapatalk
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    Ok, sorry I took a nap. In order to fix the issue with the wacky Google Maps you must get rid of the installation and redownload the Google Maps app from the Marketplace. I have already done this and can confirm that it works. You may have seen from time to time posts on how to remove Google Maps or any other app that resides in the system/app folder. The reason why these are harder to get rid of than say one that you download from the marketplace is because the default apps meaning the apps that comes with the phone by default are in a little spot called /dev/block/mtdblock4 (don't freak it's just a special spot in the system you can't normally navigate to) and its set to Read Only, meaning "You can look but you can't touch."

    Many methods have been posted on droidforums.net as to the removal of system apks but all of them have the same goals:

    1.) Gain read/write access to the system/app(s) folder by modifying the read only status of the system volume to read/write. This allows you to make changes, like deleting a file, for example.

    2.) Locate and delete the corrupted .apk file

    3.) Set the system folder(volume) back to Read Only.

    4.) Wipe the data/cache associated to the application (can be done either by going to Manage Applications under settings or by using the terminal emulator.

    5.) Redownload the application from the marketplace.

    6.) Done

    The following is the Terminal Emulator method. You must download Terminal Emulator(Free) prior to doing this. And for those who don't know what a terminal emulator is think of a dos prompt or CMD for windows users:

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 dev/block/mtdblock4 system
    rm system/app/Maps.apk
    cd system/bin
    sh pm uninstall com.google.android.apps.maps
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 dev/block/mtdblock4 system
    sync

    And here it is broken down:

    su
    Grants admin privilages. You need this in order do to what your about to do

    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 dev/block/mtdblock4 system
    mounts the partition to the system folder so you can do what you need to do

    rm system/app/Maps.apk
    Removes the Google Maps app. REMEMBER! this is a linux system. CAPITALIZATION COUNTS! Make sure you capitialize the M

    cd system/bin
    Change folder over to the system/bin folder. This is where all the binary data for the apps are stored (i.e. DATA/CACHE)

    sh pm uninstall com.google.android.apps.maps
    Removing the data and cache for google maps. You can verify that it is gone by going to SETTINGS>APPLICATION>MANAGE APPLICATIONS>ALL Google maps should be gone from the listing

    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 dev/block/mtdblock4 system
    Resetting the volume back to read only.

    sync
    Synchronize your system to reflect the changes you've just made*I think*

    At this point, you can reboot your phone. You don't need to, it's my own superstition. However I've seen enough wacky things happen in operating systems to warrant me doing this. Rebooting can't hurt, its like spreading a little more flower on the counter before you knead some dough. After you're done with all that jazz. You can re-download Maps from the marketplace, and it should work.

    Good luck, and I'l be around PM me if you get stuck.
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    Same problem, try to open mapps, and a FC. Never had this issue with any other rom =(